Bill de Blasio was removed from the ballot for telling the city Board of Elections officials he had 131 pages of petitions, instead of the 132 pages he actually filed.
NYC (and NYS) have the dumbest election laws in the country. They are designed for two things – keeping people from running for office and keeping people from voting.
And kudos to Norm Siegel (one of de Blasio’s opponents):
‘De Blasio should be on the ballot. Technicalities should not prevent a candidate from being on the ballot.’ [Siegel said]
I assume Eric Gioia and Mark Green will follow suit.